Established in 2003, LinkedIn is a professional networking social media site designed to establish and maintain business-related relationships.
Last night I was teaching a course at St. Lawrence College to a group of individuals. After discussing connections, the members of the class tried to connect with one another. One individual, however, was having particularly time.
It seems as though this individual had set high-privacy connections. Translation: If I wanted to connect with her, I had to know her email address. Not any email address, the one she had affiliated with her account.
Yikes! This setting can be a deterrent from people sending her invitations to connect because it causes frustration – especially if they don’t know the right email.
There’s a solution.
1. In the top-right corner, hover on your name.
2. Select “Settings”
5. Click “Anyone on LinkedIn”
Anything less, and you may alienate some of your potential connections.